S'Archittu (Translation: "the little arch," in the Sardinian language) is a small coastal tourist resort near Oristano (Sardinia, Italy), part of the municipality of Cuglieri.

S'Archittu
S'Archittu is located in Italy
S'Archittu
S'Archittu
Location of S'Archittu in Italy
Coordinates: 40°05′21.80″N 08°29′42.60″E / 40.0893889°N 8.4951667°E / 40.0893889; 8.4951667Coordinates: 40°05′21.80″N 08°29′42.60″E / 40.0893889°N 8.4951667°E / 40.0893889; 8.4951667
Country Italy
Region Sardinia
ProvinceOristano (OR)
ComuneCuglieri
Elevation
10 m (30 ft)
Population
 • Total105
Demonym(s)S'Archittesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
09073
Dialing code(+39) 0785

ToponymEdit

The locality takes its name from the rock arch (S'Archittu) which encloses the beach, easily reachable by walk via a footway; during summer nights the arch is illuminated. The top of the arch is used for sea diving and it was the location of one event in the 2001 High Dive World Championship.[1] The arch, about 17 metres high, is a result of marine erosion of an ancient cave formed in the limestone.[2]

NearbyEdit

Approximately 1 km to the south of S'Archittu is Torre del Pozzo ("The Well's Tower).

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